Molloy playing his part in Ireland’s tenacious run

SUBSTITUTE Joe Doyle fired home an injury time winner for Ireland men’s team in their 2-1 victory over Chinese Taipei in the final Group A match at the World University Games.

The team, which includes Firhouse Clover goalkeeper Ian Molloy had to battle back from a goal down after Chien Hsun Lin had found the back of the net midway through the first half.

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Alan O’Sullivan restored parity on 71 minutes before Doyle served up the decisive goal just nine minutes after he had been sprung from the bench.

Ireland started their campaign with a scoreless draw against France, Molloy pulling off a number of saves to help see Greg Yelverton’s side keep a clean sheet.

This was followed up with a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Mexico before their heroic performance on Wednesday set them up for 9-16th Classification match against South Africa tomorrow (Friday).

The Ireland women’s team will face off against Chinese Taipei in their 9-12th place Classification match the day after having battled out a 0-0 draw with Mexico and lost out to Canada 1-0.

Included in Colin Bell’s  squad for this tournament are Peamount United players  Clare Kinsella, Amber Barrett and Eleanor Ryan-Doyle.

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